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Full text of "Rain drop splash"

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RAIN 



DROP 
SPLASH 



STORY BY ALVIN TRESSELT 



PICTURES BY LEONARD WEISGARD 



LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO NEW YORK 

Copyright, 1946 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co All Rights Reserved Lithographed in U.S.A. 



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Drip drop splash, 

drip drop splash, 

drip drop splash 

went the rain all day. 






Dripped from the 
shiny leaves, 
dropped from a 
rabbit's nose, 
splashed from 
a brown _^ 
bear's tail. 




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Fell from a 

daisy's face, 

trickled down 

the tree trunks, 

and splunked 

on a green 

frog's back. 



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There were so many rain drops 

they made a puddle. 

The puddle grew larger, and 

larger, and larger, until it 

became a pond. Water-lilies 

floated on it, little fish 

swam in it, and tiny snails 

sat beside it. 




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Still it rained. Drip 
drop splash, drip drop splash, 

drip drop splash. 

The little pond grew larger and 

larger and spilled right over 

into a brook. 



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Tumbling 
and splashing 
and running down 
the mountain. Scared 
a chipmunk, splashed 
some violets, passed a 
mother deer showing her 
baby how to drink. 




Jumped over big stones, fell into 

deep pools, and rested on a bed of soft 

green moss. Then tumbled into a lake. 




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Now it was a big lake, with big fish and tall 
pickerel weed. Dragonflies skimmed over 




the water, turtles floated quietly, and a red 
winged blackbird built his nest in the rushes. 




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Still it rained. Drip drop splash, 
drip drop splash, drip drop splash. 
The lake grew larger and larger. 
It flooded a farmer's meadow 
and the cows stood in the mud. 




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It covered a road 

and the cars couldn't pass 

and the children 

had to go to school in a boat. 





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Then it overflowed into a river, 
with houses and towns along the 
shore. It ran under bridges and 




over waterfalls. Men fished 
from the rocks, and two 
teams had a boat race. 




Past factories and warehouses, the river 
came to great cities with docks. There 

were ships and barges 




and scows and tankers, and a 
boatful of people j 

on a holiday. 





Little boys jumped into the water, 

subway trains and cars 

ran under it, ferry boats puffed 

back and forth on top, 

and seagulls flew over it 

looking for fish to eat. 



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Then it passed a fort 
and a lighthouse and a bell buoy, 
and the river flowed into the sea. 








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Tall waves rolled up 

to meet it 

There was an ocean liner 

with lots of little tug boats 

guiding it. The sun came out 

and at last the rain stopped.